conservation

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Georgia
Understanding birds is the first step toward avian species conservation, and bird banding improves our knowledge of birds' migration patterns and life histories.
George Washington University
Energy conservation through the smallest action can make the biggest impact.
SUNY ESF
The Great Swamp Conservancy strives to educate communities of all ages about environmental conservation to reach towards a sustainable future.
Arizona State University
Monarch populations have declined steeply in the past decades, but to reverse the trend, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies instituted the Western Monarch Butterfly Conservation Plan, a 50-year effort to help the monarchs bounce... Read More

(Deepti Bansal Gage/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
Think of a creature you most despise. You might ask, why does it even exist? While the it may not seem to have a purpose to you, with a little research you may discover why that creature is essential to the ecosystem, the economy, and you.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Mississippi
This is an eco-poem that highlights the lessons we can learn from the Galapagos Giant Tortoise and Sea Turtle. The inspiration for this piece was an amazing opportunity granted to me by Planet Forward Storyfest and Lindblad Expeditions.
George Washington University
What does it mean to live on the Galápagos Islands? Of all places in the world, this should be a place where natural ecosystems are preserved, and humans and wildlife must coexist.

A baby calf found while trekking in Ladakh, India. (Max Twining-Ward)

Planet Forward Correspondent | The George Washington University
I let my mind wander down the endless paths of what-ifs and worst-case scenarios. What I’ve realized is that all this worrying is doing far more harm than what I could be doing if I was doing anything but worrying.

(Photos by Cate Twining-Ward/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | The George Washington University
As a wildlife conservation intern at a chimpanzee sanctuary in Sierra Leone, I learned why conserving these creatures is important and how they are directly impacted by climate change.
Planet Forward Correspondent | The George Washington University
As you walk into the chimpanzee sanctuary, you pass the sign, “Change Starts with Kids" reflecting the importance of education to their core mission.

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